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The Spears of Twilight By Philippe Descola

The Spears of Twilight
by Philippe Descola

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The Jivaro tribe have survived in the Amazonian jungle by headhunting. Only one representative of civilized society, Philippe Descola, has been admitted to their company. In this book he describes their myths, their interpretation of dreams and their concepts of time and nature and leadership.
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The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle by Philippe Descola

The Jivaro tribe, or Achuar, as they prefer to be known, have survived in isolation in the Amazonian jungle by headhunting. They have preserved a tribal life which resembles that of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Only one representative of civilized society, Philippe Descola has been admitted to their company. This book depicts an unfamiliar civilization whose values are often bizarre to Western eyes. Over 20 years of increasing intimacy with the Achuar, Descola has produced a portrait of a culture no less complex than our own. He describes their myths, their interpretation of dreams and their concepts of time and nature and leadership.

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GOR001417661
The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle by Philippe Descola
Philippe Descola
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1997-02-03
512
0006863523
9780006863526
N/A
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